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. romney hits back saying the president uses taxpayer money to help his wealthy donors while the middle class struggles. >>> authorities release documents on dozens of phone calls made by the man accused of killing an unarmed black teenager. breaking news in the george zimmerman case. >>> plus if you use hairspray, nail polish or certain other cosmetics you need to hear this. jenna: i'm listening. jon: how the things that keep you looking good might contribute to bringing on a very bad medical condition. it's all "happening now.". jenna: we have a lot of great stories for you today but we start with this fox news alert. brand new information, brand new report on the kidnapping of a boston pastor in egypt. we're glad you're with us, everyone. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the man who claims to have abducted the reverend michel louis, an american women with their church group and a tour guide claims he is talking to intelligence officials about releasing them but it comes with a condition. now there is word a secret plan might be in the works, this as the abductor else tells the ap h
, we got off the phone a short while ago from a official in the u.s. embassy in cairo. that person maintains line that american authorities are working with egyptian authorities for the safe release of the three. there could be developments in the next few hours but so far nothing new on that. it happened on friday as you said on egypt's sinai peninsula. this mission group was said to be on their way to israel after perhaps a visit to that mt. sinai site when the incident happened. armed bedouin tribes people, boarding the bus and demanding a few people get off. the word we're getting is that the pastor, michel louis offered himself instead of other passengers. he was taken along with that woman, along with their tour guide. the demand is that the uncle of the main leader of this, these hostage-takers should be released from a alexander, egypt jail. he said is being jailed on drug chars. the word we're getting egyptian authorities are not budging yet on that demand, jon. jon: what has been the reaction back home from the pastor's con agation, et cetera? >> you can imagine how conce
we hope they're recovering well. bill: that's right. martha: that's it for us today. elevators and escalators and all kinds of crazy things happening on moving things. we're glad everyone is okay. that is the most important thing. bill: we're your reporters for all the ators out there. martha: "happening now" starts right now. thanks everybody. jenna: thank you, bill and martha. the president says if you have your own business you didn't build it. governor romney says the president wants americans to be ashamed of success. the obama cap said mr. romney is taking those comments out of context. the latest war of words in a nasty battle for the white house. jon: the violence in syria raging for more than a year now. authorities say that country is truly spinning out of control. a bomb killing the defense minister and the president assad's brother-in-law today as civilians leave the country. will the u.n. take action. jenna: the case of two missing cousins. the parents of one little girl say the girls may have been kidnapped. we'll talk live with lyric's mom. it is all happing -- h
've been talking so much about. it will a tough time for all of us but a tough time for fruits and vegetables. some farmers are rushing to pick crops before they die. growers in burlington, vermont, grabbing heads of lettuce out of the ground so they can still sell them. they say the heat is not just affecting crops though. they are keeping folks at home in the air-conditioning and out of the stores where they can buy some of that lettuce. jon: we're talking about the historic drought affecting much. ground. the crops, and farmers how it will affect all of them. how it will affect the price of food we eat. it is hurting commercial traffic on the mississippi river. the drought is causing some areas to dry up making it too shallow for barges and tugboats to float on parts of the river. in mississippi the river is down to six feet. it is expected to go lower. this time the river was 22 feet deeper. jenna: takes a lot to do that. there is more heat on the way for some of us but others will get some relief. the trouble when you mix those two things together you can get some very big
as 24-year-old james holmes who lived in aurora. as we just told us, his home is booby-trapped at this time. they are right now trying to work to disarm some flammable or explosive material that is inside that apartment. there is a live look for you right now as they continue to work to do this. police say the gunman wore a bulletproof vest. also a gas mask as he detonated gas canisters and opened fire on a crowded theater early this morning in colorado. cell phone video shows the chaos is terrified moviegoers come out of the movie plots. here now, are the sites and sounds of this nightmare. >> there are explosions behind me and i thought it was just a normal practical joke. >> there are people shot right now. there are people running out of fear that her shot. >> guys come running in, running through the theaters and the exit and he is like, don't go out in the lobby. someone is shooting people out there. >> one of my friends got scammed by a bullet on the neck. he is okay. he was at the hospital. another one of my friends just got a bullet slammed him in him on the le
right now. we just heard from the president. the president says the tragedy reminds us how we are united as an american family. the next hour we expect to hear from governor mitt romney in new hampshire. he is quick to speak on this. just a few moments from now, we are going to speak to an eyewitness. that is coming out. first, trace gallagher has breaking details for us. reporter: when 24-year-old james holmes was arrested, he told authorities there were explosives inside his apartment. at first they thought they were not. i want to go back to the first shot. that is a brewing situation, because the authorities are telling us that it is, in fact, booby-trapped. they are just not sure how. they don't know if it's gas bombs or wired. you can see the fire department right now. they have evacuated the rest of the building and the police just told us a short time ago that this could be going on for days. people may be out of their apartment today and several days. also some nearby homes that have been evacuated inside that apartment -- you can see the broken windows. they found buckets and b
, they say could hit 35 bases in the u.s. bases in the middle east. now there are paces as you know in kuwait, in the united arab emirates and in qatar. they are all within striking range of these ballistic missiles. most of them are medium-range missiles. some are shahab-3, those are the longest range missiles they have tested. according to the iranian revolutionary guard those missiles have a range of 800 miles. they can go up to 1200 miles. of course israel, the border of israel is about 600 miles from iran. according to the iranian revolutionary guard commander in charge of this exercise he said, quote, these bases are all in range of our missiles and the occupied lands. that means israel. all are also good targets for us. that is according to the commander of the revolutionary guard's aerospace division. this is the third day of war games. iran flexing it muscles as the e.u. and others impose a oil embargo on iranian nation. arthel? arthel: jennifer griffin. thank you very much for that report. rick: america's election headquarters up and running this 4th of july. the president is at the
coming close to a u.s. navy operating vessel carrying oil. the security team own board the ship, firing at the boat, killing one and critically injured three others. the boat went back to port. the navy ship also arrived at its scheduled port where authorities are investigating. all this as tensions mount in the gulf with intelligence agencies saying iran could have missiles capable of reaching the u.s. by 2015. that powerful new radar would be able to pinpoint a missile in flight. jenna? jenna: let's talk about this minesweeping exercises in the gulf? >> reporter: right. jenna: when we say exercises, what does that mean? >> reporter: fox news confirming there will be multination, multilateral exercises, war games, essentially that could be announced as early today. they are will be the first such multilateral drills in the region involving 20 different nations including japan. pentagon is sending an aircraft carrier, the john stennis, to the middle east several months earlier to make sure two carriers are in the region. one of the ships was scheduled to be there before the replacement
? the filmmaker joins us live. we just saw joe paterno in the video. the penn state sex abuse scandal has an internal investigation out. who the report blames for a cover-up and the letter joe paterno wrote write before his death. we have it for you, all "happening now." jenna: a whole bunch of different news happening today. we're so glad you're with us, everybody. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. we bring begin with the breaking story we told you about. an american airlines flight made an emergency landing in miami after reporting mechanical problems. the plane had taken off from fort lauderdale airport an hour earlier. it was headed for los angeles when they detected problems and set it back down. joining us right now. peter goelz, former director of the national transportation safety board. the man who has investigate ad few prominent airline investigations in the past. how come on is that among aircraft flying these days? >> probably more common than you might imagine, jon. probably 40 to 50 times a year a commercial airliner has to declare an emergency due to a pressurization issu
from the depths of ocean. it is all "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, we're glad your with us on a very busy news day. i'm jenna lee. we have brand new fox news polls on the election, on the economy and who voters would like to see on the republican ticket with governor mitt romney. jon: i'm jon scott. 110 days until americans head to the polls. what are we thinking about the state the race and issues affecting it right now? first when asked whether the obama administration has made the economy better or worse, 37% of respondents say the president's policies have made the economy better. that is a seven-point drop from march. meanwhile those who say the economy has gotten worse, jumping seven points over that same period to 49%. look at the head-to-head race. the president with a razor thin lead over governor romney. nearly unchanged from a year ago. that is not all these polls tell us. erin mcpike is national political reporter for "real clear politics" and joins us now. erin, see if you can explain that. you have more people saying the president and his policies have made th
. not the most appetizing thing. it is all "happening now.". jon: and good morning to you. the u.s. flexes its military muscle in the middle east. i'm jon scott. jenna: what does that really mean? we'll get into that today. hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. amid rising tensions with iran the pentagon is beefing up our military in the persian gulf. a construction of a so-called secret site in qatar. fox confirming that the pentagon is organizing massive minesweeping exercises in the gulf as well. this comes off the deadly shooting in the gulf of due buy we first told you about yesterday. the uss navy ship firing on a small boat after it approached the ship at high speed and ignored some repeated warnings to move away. national correspondent steve centanni is in washington with more. steve, let's talk a little bit more about specifically what we mean when we say we're beefing up our defenses in the gulf. >> reporter: well, jeanne that the "wall street journal" is reporting that there are secret negotiations underway to place a superpowerful x-band radar in qatar. word of this coming one day after th
the straits of hormuz which estimated 20% of the world's oil supply transit each day. the u.s. responded with a build up of its own military assets in the persian gulf including published report of a fresh deployment of a forward staging warship and undersea drones. this classified report first obtained by bloomberg was submitted by defense secretary leon panetta late last month to four congressional committees to provide lawmakers with classified and unclassified assessments of iran's capabilities. this report concludes, and i quote, iran has boosted the lethality and effectiveness of existing missile systems and new submission payloads. iran has developed the medium-range missiles to target israel and continues to the increase the range and lethality of these miss civil systems. they have mobile missile launchers not tethered to physical launch positions. iran may be technically capable of flight testing an intercontinental ballistic missile by 2015, unquote. this comes amid word from the international energy agency that iran's production of crude oil dropped slightly last month that a
the u.s. navy's fifth fleet is based. pentagon ordered more american warships into the persian gulf. all this comes days after the european union and its new oil embargo took effect. this is also, just in front of talks restarting on iran's nuclear program and a lot of questions about what those talks will actually produce. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. jennifer, what can you tell us about the missiles and some of the war games we're seeing out of iran today? >> reporter: well, jenna this is a shaw hab-3 missile that is capable of going 800 miles. it is capable of striking israel and capable of hitting different american american bases in the region whether kuwait, qatar or bahrain. we have forces based in all three of those places. what is worrisome is the timing of the test. it is clear that the iranians are feeling pressure because the oil embargo from the e.u. went into effect on july 1st but it is not a new missile that they tested and it is also important to point out this missile can not reach the united states. it is not a long-range ba
if people got rich. when i think about my family or michelle's family, what made us rich was spending time together. and the idea was -- [applause] the idea was that, you know, if our families were of good character and had good values, and you were willing to work hard, then you could find a job that paid a decent wage. jon: president obama, continuing his bus tour through ohio. he is in poland, ohio, this morning talking about jobs and the economy. earlier we gave mitt romney roughly equal amount of time to address the jobs numbers. and those new numbers are out. the president didn't get to that part of the speech where he addresses those job numbers which are out this morning and they are not particularly good. welcome to you. this is a friday morning. i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm general that lee. when we talk about the numbers, 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. third straight month of weak hiring. labor department says the unemployment rate is still at 8.2%. job creation trailing the pace of last year through the first six months of the year. steve moore, senior ec
this morning and the court appearance coming up 30 minutes away. good for joining us everyone and see you back here tomorrow. "happening now" starts right now. jon: a fox news alert on the movie massacre as the suspect, homes homes makes his first court appearance. i'm jon scott live from aurora, colorado. jenna: good morning, everybody, i'm jenna lee in new york. he accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others during a shooting rampage during a screening of the new "batman" movie. we expect to have a hearing as he appears before a judge at the bought hour. jon: the suspect's hair was dyed red and told officers he was the joker the as we learn details about this deadly plot and his sick goataway plan and the twists that helped save lives. police combed through the once booby-trapped apartment where he found batman memorabilia. he is lawyered up and cops say he is refusing to cooperate with them. alicia acuna is live outside the courthouse in centennial, colorado. alicia? >> reporter: hi, jon, the district attorney here, carol chambers, did talk to reporters inside the c
but it hasn't really drowned out all the noise about bain. tell us about the battle of bain and escalating and or has been. >> reporter: this in many ways swift boat attacks the 2004 campaigns and george w. bush and republicans tried to prevent john kerry from using his perceived asset, military record against the incumbent president then was a wartime election. much the same seems to happen to mitt romney. incumbent democrats are trying to take away his business background as asset and make it a liability. this is not something that plays to key issues of the american public and ad war continues. here is little bit of the latest obama attacked a out today, back with bain capital headlines from the press. and there is a new response ad from the romney campaign which is very telling. in it, you see video of the president talking on the campaign trail 3 1/2 years ago. and mr. obama says if you don't have a record to run on, then you paint our opponent as someone people should run from. obama said back then, that this is an example of once again, a candidate who doesn't have much because you
hicks. she was her. she talked to us with her friend laurie, she was inside theater eight, next door to the one where the shooting that took place. mckayla, was shot through the theater wall. it is still in her chin. doctors say it is safer for her right now. her mother said she is trying to get into the courtroom. >> i want to go into the courthouse to see as much as i can. if i can get in. if i can just see this guy, for how much hurt he has done to this whole state, this whole nation. i mean, i don't think he's hurting yet. and i think he needs to. >> reporter: and again, jon, things get going about 25 minutes from now. back to you. jon: alicia acuna at the courthouse. thank you. [audio difficulties] jenna: we're having a little technical difficulty with our camera in aurora. we'll be back to jon in a moment. let's get back to what he was talking about there. a community heartbroken and shattered by what is described as unthinkable event. thousands of people coming together in aurora last night to honor and remember all the victims and their famlys. the ceremony marked by tears, p
will quote, do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. on that news the dow rallying. u.s. investors are taking that and running. it really shows how focused investors are, even in our country right now, on europe. we'll keep an eye on stocks, bring you any updates throughout the show today. jon: the record-setting drought about to hit you hard at the supermarket. we'll tell you how much you will be shelling out for your necessities coming up. >>> the bizarre kidnapping of the mother of baseball great cal ripken, jr.. her terrifying 24 hour ordeal. what she is telling investigators. >>> trouble at the happiest place on earth where dozens of disney world guests got sick. the link? a popular attraction at the park. what health inspectors just discovered. it's all "happening now." jenna: but first to our top story. recent national security leaks are putting american lives at risk. that coming from someone who heads up one of the nation's most secret operations. we're glad you're with us, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the warning comes from the head of the u.s. special op
on the president's healthcare plan has a handful of governors up in arms. governor rick perry joins us live to tell us what he plans to do in his state, it's an exclusive interview in about a half an hour for now. one man's close encounter with a great white on cape cod. just like a scene out of the movies. this kayaker will join us live with his story. it's all "happening now." jenna: you can hear the jaws music. that is enough. no more kayaker this sum sneer that is a big great white. jenna: definitely big. a reus for the white house is where we start getting very tight in a dozen key battleground states. we are glad you are with us on this monday. i'm jenna lee. stpho: i'm jon scott. take a look at this u.s.a. today gallop poll, in swing states like colorado, florida and michigan. independents could make all the difference, and president obama stands at 47%, governor romney at 45% support, pretty much a dead heat. then taking a look at the "real clear politics" national average of the polls the president is at 47%, governor romney with 44%. so what do these numbers tell us? let's bring in tom be
. one congressman behind the investigation joins us live on that. >>> olympic records smash in seconds. 16-year-old chinese swimmer turning heads and raising questions. we'll tell you why. >>> beachgoers right here at home look on in horror. a big fin in the water, a swimmer in the hospital, the latest on a frightening shark attack off the coast of the united states. it is all new, it's all live. it's "happening now." jenna: but first our top story. some new findings in the "fast and furious" investigation. we're glad you're with us on this tuesday. i'm jenna lee. rick: i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. singling out five members of the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms to blame for the botched gun-walking operation. as fox news uncovers explosive information that the atf initially tried to hide crucial information from the mexican government, specifically about two fast and furious firearms found where the brother of a mexican state attorney general was killed. weapons from the botched gun-walking sting also ended up at other crime scenes including the deadly shooting of a u.s.
investigation. we're glad you're with us, everybody, i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. investigators in colorado are still combing through the apartment of the suspect looking for more evidence. one former fbi agent describing as something you would see in a war zone. the explosive-packed homes was essentially a building bomb. a team of attorneys spent more than an hour inside a movie multiplex, the scene of that shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and dozens more injured as prosecutors begin to build their case against james holmes. the accused 24-year-old gunman remains in solitary confinement awaiting his hearing on monday. the judge is now preventing cameras from going into that courtroom. alicia acuna is live in aurora, colorado. i guess there is a little bit of good news out of the tragedy this weekend, alicia? >> reporter: there is some good news, jon. a new life, hugo jackson medley, was born yesterday morning to a mother who was inside the theater at the time of the shooting. the mother, katie, was not injured. hugo born at university of colorado hospital is one floor
and started using his hands in the bags as if they were puppets. that is sort of odd behavior. there are varying reports. some are conflicting on his behavior. of course there is a gag order on the case now so police can't officially discuss the kise and neither can attorney. jon: alicia acuna in aurora, colorado. thank you. jenna: we're going to turn to the economy right now. there is growing concerns around the world and right at home as well. you see the dow is trading up after it has been down several days. apparently there is bargain hunters out there. there is selloff overseas especially when it comes to technology stocks after a weaker than expected report from apple and that's a big deal. after all the quarters apple has reported earnings only two has ever missed. this is one of them. the computer giant had a rare miss, it blames in part the slowing economy in europe. ford, another big company here in the united states, also blaming europe for a weaker than expected quarter. the carmaker joining other american companies including ups, xerox and slashing its profit fore
: joining us on the phone, red cross spokesperson. ann marie, we're in the business trying to show good pictures to help tell a story but sometimes those images are limiting. you were able to walk through some of these neighborhoods in colorado springs. what do they look like? >> well it really was just a, it was a rough day for a lot of folks returning home yesterday. we saw homes that had been completely destroyed, as you said, just left as ashes. next store there were homes that were completely fine. so, even as folks returned they might be coming home and seeing their neighbors really, really upset. they had survivor guilt. it was a rough day. we were there with many of our mental health service outfits. give them hugs to help out. jenna: such a week for family this week, july 4th, the national holiday. what kind of support do these people need right now? >> well i do think they need the support of just being able to tell their story. i was chatting with one of our mental health services folks yesterday who said it is really important to tell the story and retell it. many of these p
the victims. it is all "happening now." jenna: glad to have you with us, everybody. the supreme court certainly made its decision on health care but the debate over the issues overall rages on. we're glad you're with us on this holiday week. i'm jenna lee earns we'll hear about it for quite a while. i'm jon scott. republican lawmakers say voters and not the high court will have the final say on the health care law in november as they lay plans to try to repeal the controversial law. democrats meantime like the supreme court's ruling. they call it a victory for the american people but they don't like the court calling the individual mandate a tax. leaders from both sides staking out their positions on the sunday talk shows. >> the president said it was not a tax. the supreme court which has the final say says it is a tax. the tax is going to be levied, 77% of it, on americans making less than $120,000 a year. >> it is a en nalt that comes under the tax code for the 1%, perhaps of the population who may decide that they're going to be free riders. jon: shannon bream live for us in washi
or it is going to cost us our national security. let's talk with bret baier from special report. there seems to be a lot of people on capitol hill that feel the same way. >> reporter: there are, jon. a list of democrats and republican haves a real problem how these stories have come out and what exactly the implications of all that have been. i talked on "special report" to the house intelligence committee chairman, mike rogers, who said that the white house and specifically president obama, need to step up and in cooperating on this investigation. >> they need to say, listen i'm in this thing fully. you get to talk to anybody you want. i will give you phone records. i will give you calendars. i will give you the opportunity for these individuals that you have some suspicions about to tell reporters that they can fully disclose the context of those conversations. >> are they not saying that now? >> that is just clearly not happening. >> he said it's not happening and went on to say that there are some real implications worldwide that he is seeing as far as people wanting and now not wanting
top people inside the department of justice alcohol tobacco and firearms and the u.s. attorney's office being sloppy, irresponsible and dishonest. accusing ken melson in the loop as disinterested atf director. that assistant director bill hoover being derelict in his duties, bill newell giving false testimony to congress. field operations mark chait, failing to supervise and bill newell doing something wrong and illegal. newell said he was not to blame. he was only following orders from the u.s. attorney's office but this report says that is not accurate. that the atf knew better but went along because it wanted make a big slash and establish a link between u.s. gun stores and mexican violence. rick. rick: what about the links to that violence in mexico, what do we hear about that in the report, william? >> reporter: it shows there was callous indifference or disregard to the casualties in mexico. in two members most as "fast and furious" guns were showing up at crime scenes in mexico, u.s. attorney, dennis berg says, i'm quoting, wow, frikin' a, those are already across the bo
called injustice by its name. for everyone much us a particular person comes to mind. someone who set a standard of conduct and made us better by their example. for me that man is my father, george romney. [applause] it wasn't just that ma my man helped write the civil rights legislation for michigan though he did he helped create michigan's first civil rights commission and as governor he marched for civil rights on the streets of detroit though he did those things two. more than these acts it was the kind of man he was and way he dealt with whatever person, crack or white. -- black or white. he was a man of intention and a man of faith who knew every person was a child of god. [applause] i'm grateful to him, for some things. and above all, for the knowledge of god, whose ways are not always our ways but whose justice is certain and whose mercy endures forever. [applause] every good cause on this earth relies in the end on a plan bigger than ours. without dependence on god, dr. king said, our efforts turn to ashes, and our sunrises in a darkest night. unless his spirit pervades our l
for spending part of it with us. a brand new effort to salvage diplomacy and salvage a nuclear stand you have a. i'm rick folbaum in for jon scott. >> i'm arthel neville in for jenna lee talks this week are intended to clarify aspects of tehran's nuclear energy work and set the stage for political negotiations. tensions are high since high level talks stalled in june with iran now saying it successfully tested missiles capable of hitting israel as extended economic sanctions went into effect over the country's nuke program. the european union imposing an embargo on iranian crude oil. and washington introducing other measures as deep differences remain over the nature of iran's nuclear work. national security correspondent jennifer griffin live in washington. jennifer, the complexities run abound. >> reporter: well, arthel, it is interesting. this is the third straight day iran has been carrying out tests, war games in the region. the war games are certainly timed to coincide with the imposition of this oil embargo. today the iranians said that they were, that part of the war games were testing
exclusive reporting for us. jon: i have some new information from out there. jenna: we're glad you're with us. i'm jenna lee. we'll look a couple headlines we have for you. this new look at the accused gunman james holmes seen here in his booking photo. this after victims, relatives and the rest of us were able to see him in court yesterday. one of those relatives calling him afterward, a coward. in the meantime questions are surfacing whether holmes is on medication right now. whether he was medicated at hearing. because he seemed so dazed and some of his behavior was confusing at best and some describing quite frankly as bizarre. police say he still is not cooperating with their investigation. despite that next monday holmes will learn the charges he faces in connection with this shooting rampage that left 12 people dead and 58 others oned. more than a dozen of those injured are still hospitalized. we want to point out seven, right now seven people are in critical condition. the father of this youngest victim, the one you're seeing on the screen there in the massacre, he wants ho
47%, governor romney with 44%. so what do these numbers tell us? let's bring in tom bevin executive editor of "real clear politics." tom, it is going to be a squeaker of an election if these numbers continue to hold, and it's all about the battleground states, isn't it? >> absolutely. and you notice the one thing obama is at 47% in our average, he's at 47% in the battle grounds, and his job approval rate is at 47%, that's why that job approval rating is such a key indicator and the president's team wants to see that number move up. no president has won election or re-election under 50%, because obviously if people don't think he's doing a good job they won't vote for him, they'll vote for the alternative. jon: at the same time mitt romney rear aegis sowed up the republican nomination not so long ago when rick santorum dropped out of the race. it is possible that voters really don't know romney yet, haven't focused on him and their minds are still to be made up. >> absolutely. that's why president obama and his team have spent an awful lot of money, actually both campaigns have spent
loved each other. jenna: alicia acuna is live in aurora, colorado with more for us. alicia, we have a look inside the suspect's apartment? >> reporter: we do, jenna. it was a fox news crew that was able to take this video of the interior of holmes's apartment. now they did not cross police barricades to gain access but this does give you an idea what police came upon when they eventually entered his residence. much of what was inside including explosives were destroyed but there was also quite a bit that police were able to gather for evidence purposes. it could be a year before the case against james holmes goes to trial. that according to the district attorney in the case, carol chambers. she said that after holmes's advisory hearing yesterday. the judge has placed a gag order on the case. jenna, that means we won't be hearing from attorneys or police anymore at this point. back to you. jenna: still plenty to talk about of course. the president yesterday or i should say on sunday mentioned this incredible story of these two girls, these two best friends that were in the theater. a
're with us everybody. i'm jenna lee. jon: i'm jon scott. the concerns coming out with the release of the new gdp numbers. our commerce department says the economy grew at annual rate of 1.5% from april to june. americans spending at their slowest pace in a year. economists say growth at or below 2% is not enough to lower the unemployment rate. they do not expect growth to pick up much in the second half of the year either. let's talk about it with karl rove, former senior advisor and deputy chief of staff to president george w. bush. he is also a fox news contributor. karl, what do you make of these numbers? >> well not good, not good for the country and not good politically for the president. here's a look, jon, if you will, you remember the growth here, number in the second quarter is 1.5%. for the year it is estimated to be 2% though i suspect a lot of people will be lowering their estimates now that we've had 1.5% in the second quarter and 2% in the first quarter. but here's what looked like in previous reelections. when president bush ran for re-election it was 2.6% in the second quarte
went from roughly, i think 6.2% now to 8.2%. and remember, he promised us we would be far more better shape than we are today. january 10 of 2009, if you want to know exactly what will happen when the stimulus bill passes take a look at the report prepared by the head of his council of economic advisors. it forecast unemployment would be 6% today. last year the administration forecast for economic growth this year was 4%. that is twice the rate that at best we're going to hit this year. no wonder, joe bide, actually captures reality of it recently when he got off message and said, quote, for millions of americans americans this is a depression. it ain't working. jon: you have to hand it to the white house for looking at the silver lining for these numbers. here is a statement from alan krueger, the current chairman of the council of economic voors advisors. he says in part, the economy moves in the right direction additional growth is needed to replace the jobs lost in the deep recession that began and the end of 2007. there is never an opportunity lost to remind us that all of this s
saying it will destroy u.s. military bases across the mideast and target israel within minutes of any attack. those threats coming as that rogue nation extended test firing of ballistic missiles it says can reach israel. >>> trucks carrying supplies to u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan are once again crossing over from pakistan. supply routes closed by pakistan for seven months are now open once again. national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon with that. jennifer, what does this, to what extent does this solve nato's problem? >> reporter: well it is a partial solution i will say. there are still 50,000 vehicles that will need to be moved out of afghanistan before the 2014 deadline. 100,000 containers will need to be moved. some of those won't be able to be moved across the pakistan border because they are considered lethal and there are still restrictions what can cross pakistan at its two border crosses. what is significant, jon, just moments ago the pentagon confirmed several trucks, vehicles have crossed over at the shaman border crossing from pakis
a mile from the olympic site. those officers using by the way stun grenades and tasers as well. they were reportedly, according to scotland yard, in early stages planning four attacks against the u.k. in fact other raids happened across london. the arrests said to be tied international islamist terrorism. according to our sister network, sky news, police could be moving the raids up in advance of the games. a terror scare on a highway outside the city of birmingham, 1120 miles north where we are in london. armed police moving in on an inter-city bus at the height of the rush hour. 49 passengers were onboard. one passenger apparently saw police and said he saw another passenger reaching into a bag and vapor coming out of the bag. an officer in a hazmat suit examined the coach closely. a bomb squad nearby, fire engines, emergency vehicles. all the passengers were searched. highway shut down after a few hours. what was it all about? one of those electronic cigarettes was apparently inside one of the bag being reached into by a passenger and there was smoke coming from that electronic cigaret
of the worse mass shootings in u.s. history. we'll have all that covered for you. >> governor mitt romney in the thick of an overseas visit. what he is saying about israel's right to defend hit self and iran's nuclear capabilities jenna: what is behind the decision to make bill clinton the headline act. it is all "happening now." rick: we begin with a bit of a fox news alert. court action just minutes from now in the colorado movie massacre case. glad you're with us everybody, i'm rick folbaum in for jon. jenna: nice to have you with us rick. i'm jenna lee. we're half an hour away where suspected mass murderer james holmes will hear the formal charges which the rampage killed 12 and lefts to's it of dozen dozen of others injured. holmes had the dyed reddish orange hair. he seemed dazed. this time around we'll not get a look at him because the judge banned cameras inside the courtroom. the judge issuing a gag order in the case. defense attorneys say it has been repeatedly violated pointing to recent leaks to the media and they will likely bring that up as an issue in today's hearing. alici
and millions spent on negative ads primarily. so where does the race go from here? with us now, associate editor of "the hill", a.b. stoddard. thanks for joining us today. i'm going to have to say that these numbers would seem to me to be sort of advantage romney. i mean he fought a bruising primary against the other republican candidates in the spring. he has had less money to spend and he doesn't have the power of incumbency and yet he is tied with a sitting president in this latest poll. >> well, that's a good case to make. i think president obama after a series of disappointing jobs reports and 8.2% unemployment that looks like experts tell us are not going to change between now and the election day, i just think that president obama should probably be doing worse and republicans in the last 10 days have begun to say at least privately they think romney should be doing better. it is summer. people are not focused. romney has lots of room to pull away and he hasn't yet. there are reasons for concerns in those poll numbers. jon: you think he should have closed the deal better with repub
. it will be a little longer than the first time that we had a court appearance by james holmes. tell us a little bit some of the other hearing matters that could come up. >> reporter: yes. judge william sylvester also has to make some ruling on a couple more motions. one is a motion by the defense regarding a package it said that in court documents that james holmes sent to his psychiatrist, dr. lynn fenton. the defense argued this package contained privileged information between patient and doctor and wants it turned over immediately. it accused the government leaking manufacturing to the media. 20 media organizations including fox news have a motion with the judge as well there is to unseal certain document in the case and the publics that legitimate interest knowing what action taken by a number of officials in the case. things get underway in the arapahoe court in a few minutes. back to you guys. jenna: alicia, thank you. rick: on to politics now and governor mitt romney wrapping up his high-profile three-nation tour in poland today. the republican presidential candidate is spending the last 36
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